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Oran Mor

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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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2 South Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 (Broad Street)
508-228-8655
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic...
Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world. Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The cooking style is one of inspired simplicity; each ingredient complements one another to create a unique, savory dish. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful and Creative!

Had a wonderful meal here on a Saturday evening. The food was creative and incorporated fresh, in season ingredients (fiddle head ferns!!). The wine list was also impressive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Rissa_13
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful meal here on a Saturday evening. The food was creative and incorporated fresh, in season ingredients (fiddle head ferns!!). The wine list was also impressive.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On the last night of a fabulous Mother’s Day getaway to Nantucket, Mass., my daughter arranged for us to dine at Oran Mor. It is a highly rated Bistro with supposedly fine dining. But the wait staff were the worse I’ve ever encountered in a so-called top tier restaurant. The waitress was dour. The server was supercilious. Neither appeared competent... More 

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Christopher F, Owner at Oran Mor, responded to this review

Baby Romaine Caesar Shaved Parmesan, Croutons, White Anchovies, Smoked Caesar Dressing Herb Roasted Chicken Ballotine English Pea & Potato Puree, Grilled Asparagus, Turnips, Carrots Not sure which menu you were looking at, maybe a sample menu but here are the menu items you ordered. Sorry we couldn't make you happy. More 

standish,maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Oran Mor is a lovely restaurant with a terrific wait staff. The food was so beautifully prepared. I loved the lemon fettucine with braised short ribs. My husband raved about the grilled swordfish with mussels. Remember to make a reservation.

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The fantastic chef and the kitchen staff should be furious that their efforts were ruined by a ridiculously rude server and 'hostess'. Our female server was clearly overwhelmed and acted as though we were putting her out by even being there. I was a server myself in the past, and I give a ton of grace to a server who... More 

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Porcia, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Absolutely everything we ordered was amazing. Lots of unusual combinations with surprising layers of flavor. We had the scallops (phenomenal), an asparagus appetizer that was exceptional, and haddock. The service was excellent. Couldn't have asked for a better way to spend our evening.

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Verbank
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Appetizers were awesome. Main courses were great. And the service was very good. We had a table in the corner which made this a nice intimate meal. We enjoyed our meal so much we tried to go back on Sunday but they were closed. Food is also well presented. Portions are not large so you don't feel stuffed just very... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This restaurant never fails to please - everything is fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is cozy and sophisticated. Best cocktail: the Perfect Storm, with rum and ginger beer. It is my favorite Nantucket restaurant.

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Erskine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A pleasant day sitting watching a comsey play in Byres Road with a pint and a pie to keep me company. The play was well presented and the actors gave conviction to their roles. An entertaining way to spend an afternoon in the West End.

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Cape Cod
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was okay, long pause between courses (thought they forgot us), ambiance crowded, views are of rooftops, service so-so. All-in-all, there are better choices on Nantucket for the price.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband said i was one of his best meals ever. The food was amazing. The sat us right away and were very helpful

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 South Beach Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    (Broad Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: 508-228-8655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world. Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The cooking style is one of inspired simplicity; each ingredient complements one another to create a unique, savory dish. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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